Editorial & Reader Reviews
Click the icons to see full Editorial & Reader reviews.
About the Book & About the Author follow these reviews.
Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life is now also featured in GREAT PSYCH BOOKS on All-About-Psychology.com. Hosted by David Webb BSc (Hons) MSc., best-selling author, it is a leading educational website serving the interests of psychologists, therapists, educators, students, and lovers of all things psych-related. Click this box to visit All About Psychology.
"Deanna's book offers the tools to take the big messy soup of your "story" and distill it to its essence. She then offers simple effective tools to first recognize the patterns that are running our lives, second identify where they came from and third release them.... We have long recognized in mental health that we all have a "story," that we have profound neuroplasticity, and that all we need is the courage and willingness to examine this story in order to get back into the operator's seat of our own mental terrain. Her book is a thoughtful, well-written, simple, empowering and, if you allow it, life-changing guidebook of how to do this. Thank you Deanna for this gift." Dr. Sarah Roth, BSc, ND - Canada
“Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life is a life-altering revelation in the realm of personal growth and self-help. The writing is approachable, honest, and laid out in easy-to-understand language. Each chapter builds upon the next like an interactive workshop in book format…..show you the correct steps to take back control, recover from depression and hopelessness, rise above forces wanting to pull you down, and become the person you were meant to be all along. I can’t recommend this book enough.” NetGalley US
"I’ve “talk-counseled” others my entire life, but now have these incredible new tools that work on a completely different energy level. I agree with the author that mind-body healing is the way of the future. Before coming to see me, many of my clients tried numerous ways to deal with their health and emotional issues with limited success. The results I have seen using these techniques are incredible! The process is simple, safe, and empowering for both myself as a practitioner and my clients as results, in most cases, become immediately evident. The author has effectively developed practical, powerful exercises and scripts that can work in minutes." Deena B., Counselor - Canada
"How refreshing to come across a self-help book that combines science, research and real-life experiences in an accessible and practical guide. Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life by Deanna LoTerzo does just that. This book is not full of jargon. This is a resource in which the author shares details of her life experiences and relationships as well as those of her clients who also have benefitted from using the tools and techniques she espouses to achieve a more fulfilling and happy life. At the core of the book is the relationship between the mind, body and spirit and how negative thoughts and self-talk affect our wellbeing and quality of life." Booktopia AUS
"Even though I am a therapist experienced in traditional, psycho-spiritual, and somatic approaches, I was shocked at the power (without causing emotional overwhelm), depth, and efficiency of Deanna's process. Deanna is a world class healer. Her method redefines my concept of how long healing takes (even compared to EMDR) and who can participate in it. One of my friends cleared major depression, another crippling anxiety, and myself core personality issues in 1 to 2 sessions plus there were many healing transpersonal add-ons. This is incredible beyond your best expectation." Terry S., Ph.D. Psychologist - US
"This was just such an incredibly thought-provoking, interactive and intimate exploration of how simple but powerful techniques can really help you get out of your own head and your own way, and heal from past traumas and pain. Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life"......gives you further insight into your own thinking and how you're feeling, which I found so much fun, as someone who loves learning more about myself and my weird and overly complicated thought processes. The book's content is also backed up with some truly remarkable sources of knowledge and experiences, so you're definitely in safe hands here. I particularly enjoyed how Deanna included parts of her own journey into this, and those of the people she's coached, it made it all feel more personal and achievable.
I really enjoyed this insightful and thought provoking book. It does cover some heavy topics including (recovery from) abuse, eating disorders, rape, depression, sexual exploitation and child pornography though, so please be aware of these triggers before diving in." Brooke M - NetGalley US
"From the course, I gained skills beyond what I had imagined. I am now able to assist others and myself in a dynamic and efficient manner, superseding most other realms of previous training. In private sessions, I experienced profound healing on many levels. I sensed peace and calmness in a way not previously felt and this clearing created the sweetest of foundations. My take away message was one of possibility, positive regard, and knowing that in any instance or thought, I am able to heal, transform or shift. I am grateful for the remarkable example of boundaries and balance that Deanna demonstrates. This modeling will facilitate me in my personal and professional roles." Dr. Savannah F., MD - Canada
"Bright mind, Happy heart, Best life has made a huge impact on my well-being. The book is about personal empowerment and changing your life for the better. Following the exercises as recommended has given me more lasting personal change than any self-help books I have read. Deanna speaks credibly from her own experience and from case histories of people she has helped in her coaching/counselling practice. My attitude has shifted, my perception of myself and my ability to function have all taken a welcome upturn. Well-written, clear and logical, the book is a gift." Goodreads
"This is a joyous, thought-provoking delve into the link between emotions, psychology and physiology. It's a great book to provide a foundation for sustainable change rather than a quick fix and I liked that most of all. It's definitely a book I will reach for time and again and would be like having a conversation with a good friend. Very enjoyable." LoveReading UK
"Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life is unlike other self-help books that preach the meaning in philosophies; LoTerzo aligns science with logical positive transformative practices that can change your life......a brilliant book, well-conceived, well-written, inspirational, insightful, and compelling, reminding me of the power of words. I will undoubtedly revisit her teaching in the future." Readers' Favorite US
"Bright mind, happy heart, best life by Deanna LoTerzo is like having your own personal life coach in your bedroom helping your discovery how to put the tools you need to move forward in life. This was one of my favorite books to read this year. It talks about the power of words. She shares her own experience in life and how you can apply those topics/ situations into your own life." NetGalley US
"This is an inspirational, helpful, and engaging self-help book.... about how we as individuals can reach our fullest potential .....stimulating information about the latest research in psychology and neurobiology .....very thought-provoking ....powerful activities and exercises in easy-to-understand steps....the work with the Emotion Inventories is particularly strong." Editorial Review
About the Book
Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life, is a game-changer! It offers simple, proven techniques grounded in mindfulness, neuroscience, and psychology that transform negative emotions, fears and limiting beliefs into positive outcomes.
Surprisingly simple, these powerful tools and scripts, in most cases, achieve immediate results. Experience what it feels like to be no longer defined by your past - starting today.
More exciting! The entire process can be learned in less than 24 hours, raising the bar on what it means to be fully empowered.
Explore Emotional Inventories designed to promote self-discovery and healing. Emotional Inventories are a unique resource included in these chapters: Reclaim Your Identity, No More Secrets: Surviving the Aftermath of Abuse, De-Mystifying Eating Disorders & Weight Loss.
Discover 5 paradigm-shifting scientific facts in the first few chapters that will forever alter the way you see yourself, your potential and your world.
Expand your innate creative intelligence and higher consciousness to re-imagine the life you want - no longer a victim of circumstance.
Read inspirational stories and case notes of amazing transformations to newfound self-assurance, health and happiness.
Set aside all preconceived notions that solutions need be complex, hard-learned and rigid. Those don’t apply here. The key to rapid, radical and lasting transformation is simplicity!
With subconscious thoughts and emotions accounting for over ninety percent of our interactions with the external world, it is essential we learn how to use our creative, intuitive intelligence to access the inspired solutions we need to feed our best life.
About the Author
Deanna LoTerzo's success as a psychotherapist, life coach, and spiritual mentor
spans 18+ years and is attested to by health practitioners and clients from all walks
Earlier, a not-so-optimistic prognosis prompted her to abandon a career in business
management to pursue further study of the emotional, psychological, and sociological
causes of chronic illness and disease.
Along the way, she developed a series of powerful yet simple mind-body-spirit
techniques, backed by science, to which she attributes her survival.
To accelerate her transition from workaholic frenzy to meditative calm, and from relentless researcher to writer Deanna spent an enlightening seven-month sabbatical in Nepal.
The story of her own amazing transformation to vibrant health and happiness is one of hope, faith, and courage - sprinkled with a healthy dose of dry, offbeat Australian humor.
Now, when she’s not in the kitchen preparing a vegan meal, or out hiking, Deanna can be found curled up, hot chocolate in hand, reading murder mysteries and police procedurals. Sounds odd, maybe? But it is all about the how and why.